On October 13, 2015 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has changed the definition of a child for purposes of inclusion in clinical research. The change was made to reduce confusion among stakeholder groups (applicants, peer reviewers, grantees, subjects).
The change is that for the purpose of NIH’s inclusion policy, the age of a child will be defined as individuals under...
On October 13, 2015 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has changed the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals. The change was made to simplify the application/proposal, and to remove redundancy with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review.
The changes consist of:
The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee recently held two RCR trainings involving over 125 participants.
The first training on October 2, 2015, co-hosted by the UNH Graduate School, was for incoming doctoral students. Since Fall 2011, the UNH Graduate Council has required all incoming doctoral students complete RCR training the end of their first semester...
On September 8, 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued proposed changes (Notice of Proposed Rule Making [NPRM]) to the regulations for the protection of human research subjects.
DHHS published the following list of the most significant changes proposed in the NPRM:
Improve informed consent by increasing transparency and by imposing stricter new requirements...
Four organizations ~ ORCID, ScienceOpen, Sense About Science, and Wiley ~ have collaborated to bring the inaugural Peer Review Week, September 28 – October 2, 2015. The organizers, who have been joined by other organizations such as major publishers, hope Peer Review Week will become an annual event.
The goal of Peer Review Week, according to Alice Meadows, Director of Communications at ORCID,...